rarbring (1959) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall: Sweet fruity start, then a warm burning chili heat.
Note: On-tap at Restaurang Sorbon. Reviewed 2015-07-08.
kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Quite pale. Clear clean and crisp. Head is those large soapy bubbles that donít really settle into a nice film so much as just kind of get less. OK. Acts as a good window for the carbonation show climbing the pillar though.
Starts to hint at sweet malts and juicy hops but is quickly overhwelmed by the vegetal peppers. Like, over overwhelmed. Womp womp.
Flavour has the same MO. Starts in to a solid foundation of sweet malts and juicy citrus hops but quickly the vegetal pepper flavour rushes in and starts smashing the place up.
Thereís some heat to it as well, but not so much as to be unpleasant. The bitterness here isnít so much hop bitter as it is like... have you ever made a red sauce and overspiced it (I mean neither have I. I wouldnít mess up a sauce!)? Itís that kind of vegetal overwhelmed herb/spice bitter that isnít a pleasant bitter. At least for me. I actually like the heat level they have here, but the flavour Iím tried to have described above just brings it too far into the realm of unenjoyable for me. Maybe Iím just not a fan of chili beers in general.
thomat (2828) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber with a tiny white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, chili and hops. Medium body with a long bitter / spicy finish.
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster at the brewery. Golden color with white head. Amazing tropical-and-grapefruit hoppy nose, like the regular Sculpin, not much of the chilis there yet. Taste gives a immediate Habanero sting, then fruity, then a clean bitterness. Really hot. A masterpiece in terms of how the things work out, the habanero hits you only in the taste. I love it, but beware: I like very hot and spicy things, although I usually donít adore chili beers.
Gachupines (1144) - USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops with just a hint of fruity spice. Flavor is very similar to the regular Sculpin with just a bit of heat at the end. Habanero spice builds depending on how fast you drink it, I feel it more in my throat than on my tongue. However, if you eat it with spicy food, the effect is multiplied.
Atom (1915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a clear orange/copper with a medium khaki head. Aroma of fruity citrus hops, bready malt. Taste hits with a full on assult of Habanero, flavor and heat wise. No way I can drink more than a sip.
Ok, so I tried another way. Full can of grapefruit and half of habanero. Grapefruit prominent, but mellow, less artificial and soda like. Hops and malt coming through. Habanero present with a slight burn on the lips, way toned down. Meh, better than the hab not as good as GF.
madelfonatree (226) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look - Light orange see through body. Thin, white to tan head with moderate pour.
Smell - Donít notice peppers here. Grapefruit and citrus. Dank.
Taste - Strong pepper up front and fades slowly. Has a plastic taste as well.
Palate - Dries up quickly with pepper. Lighter bodied.
Overall - Smell was surprising. I donít know where the faint plastic smell comes from. Heat from a beer you expect heat.
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light tan with a creamy head. Aroma of peppers and hops. The habenero adds an interesting organic flavor. The burn starts a few seconds in and takes a few minutes to go away.
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Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, habanero, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, habanero and light earthiness with a smooth dry warming finish.
Fredd_an (224) - Borlšnge, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trevlig bärnstensfärg med snygg benvit krona, kryddig doft av habanero & vanlig humlig IPA doft a la Sculpin, förbannat jävla habanero bränna som tar död på varenda smaklök
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